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InVue Software Video: Inline

This weeks video is using the Inline Tool in the InVue software. With the ability to Preview your inline as you make your decisions on the size of your inline and how you want it to look on the corners, it is a must use tool.   The Inline Tool is so useful in pen lines and creating a smaller piece, when needed, giving you the freedom to really customize your projects. Inline This video will teach you how to use the Inline Tool. Whether you want to create a pen line or just make an item smaller, the inline tool will give you the freedom to make it look how you want.


Music Bag and Binder

Music Book Bag and Binder

As school is starting, it is a great time to help our students get organized with book bags and notebooks. Creating custom decorations for them using our Pazzles cutters and Duct tape adds a special touch which is simple. I purchased a bag to decorate from Joann.com in the 13” wide size, perfect for holding music books. Walmart had binders on sale, so I picked up a black one. The Pazzles Craft Room has so many wonderful cutting designs that could be used to  decorate these item with any theme. I decided to decorate mine with a simple keyboard design. I had white Duct tape on hand which made experimentation easy. The attached file worked well for cutting the keys from strips of Duct tape that is 1.9” wide.


Embossed Metal Pumpkin

Embossing Tool: Fabulous 3D Pumpkin ...

Hello crafty friends, Melinda here with you today, and I have a super fun project to share with you.  As I looked around my craft room, I spied some of that fun metal craft I had used on a previous project. I decided that I wanted to do something with it, but what? I headed over to Pinterest to see what would spark my creative juices. I was going through some pins….Like most crafty hearts….I can really get lost down the rabbit…err Pinterest hole! But then it hit…inspiration. I saw these wonderful little “pumpkins” made out of mason jar lids….HERE.  I didn’t have the Mason jar lids, but I had my craft metal and my Pazzles!!!  So I went to work designing the pattern for the embossing. I didn’t just want to cut the metal into strips. Once I finished designing the strips, I used the Pazzles Embossing Tool and embossed the pattern and then cut them out. I cut out a total of 8 strips. You can find the file for this project here: Pazzles Craft Room 3D Pumpkin File.



InVue Template

New Document Template: 4 Photos ...

This month's template is for a 1-page layout, giving you room for 4 photos (1 - 4"x6" and 3 - 3"x3" and a journal spot). This could easily be converted for use as a 2-page layout and 8 photos. Here are the instructions to put the Document Template file into your InVue software:


Autumn Harvest Color Palette

InVue Color Palette: Autumn Harvest ...

This is the second of three color palettes to bring you the beautiful colors of Autumn. For InVue Users: Click on the color palette link below and save to your computer. Browse to the saved location and right click on the Autumn Harvest 2.scp file. Select open with and choose InVue as the application you would like to use to open it. Make sure you check the checkbox to always use this app to open .scp files.


Sarcastic Comment Mugs

These sarcastic comment mugs will fend off any unwelcome morning conversation and give you time to transition from your bed to reality. They also make awesome gifts!



No Class September 11, 2016

Just a reminder that there is no class this week. This would be a great time to review some videos or just spend the day with family or crafting.



Nautical Theme Party Favors

The invitations have already gone out and now it's time for some party favors. Using the Stationary Box file, create an inline box to the front, sides and the inside of the box to add dimension to the box. Use the Print and Cut method for the Life Saver, then cut around it.  Use the Pazzles Pen Tool to draw the "You're a Life Saver" onto the Tag file prior to cutting the tag out. I also cut out some Anchors for tags.



Lunch Sack Animal Toppers

Animal Toppers Cutting Collection

Create your own little zoo with our Animal Toppers Cutting Collection.  Each topper is sized to fit a sandwich zipper bag, but they can also be used on brown lunch sacks or resized to fit whatever party favor bags you have on hand. Delight someone with a bear full of gummy bears or a frog full of green jelly beans. These are sure to be a hit for party favors, or just because.


InVue Color Palette: Autumn Harvest ...

This is the first of three color palettes to bring you the beautiful colors of Autumn. For InVue Users: Click on the color palette link below and save to your computer. Browse to the saved location and right click on the Autumn Harvest 1.scp file. Select open with and choose InVue as the application you would like to use to open it. Make sure you check the checkbox to always use this app to open .scp files.


Electronic Key Fob/Ring Box

My daughter got her driver’s license this summer.  It’s an all new experience for me as she is my oldest. Of course she is having the time of her life, while I sit at home and worry about her safety…lol.  As you probably guessed she is going through gas like its water! I made this fun electronic key ring box to surprise her with a gas gift card.  You could also add a gift card for new tires or to a local repair/auto shop. Or, if you really want to surprise your recipient, you could put a key to a new car inside!



No Class September 4, 2016

Just a reminder that there is no class this week. This would be a great time to review some videos or just spend the day with family or crafting.


Apple Hershey Nugget Box for Back to School

Apple Nugget Box Card

Hello crafty friends, Melinda here with you today. It’s my turn to share here in the Craft Room. This month I was tasked with making a project with a school theme. I decided to make this super cute and fun treat card for my grandson for his first day of 4th grade! I used the Apple Nugget Box Card file I created for the Craft Room Library.  I started with some Kraft cardstock for the base. I then turned to the DCWV Edumacation Stack for the patterned papers. I also used some red cardstock for the outer apple shapes.


No Designer Chat

Just a note to let you know, there will be no Designer Chat on Friday-September 2, 2016, Monday-September 5, 2016 and Tuesday-September 6, 2016.



Embossing Tool: Birthday Card

In keeping with the statistics, August is filled with lots of birthdays for my family and friends, so I decided to use the large end of the Pazzles Embossing Tool and some cute files from the Pazzles Craft Room Library to create a debossed birthday card in the Inspiration Studio Pro 2014 software. The 5x7 inch landscape-oriented card is in five pieces: 1-The 10x7 inch card base (on white cardstock) which folds to 5x7 inch with a kiss cut line. 2-The card front (on sea green cardstock) which is a 0.20 inline of a 5x7 rectangle, debossed with a 0.10 inline and with happy happy happy BiRtHDAY (fonts list at end), 3-The banner mount (on white cardstock), which is the straight banner from the Ribbon-Banners file sized to about 6.6 inches wide by dragging the corner handle, and modified by moving the left pair of kiss cuts a bit to the right to make them the same distance from the left tails as the right kiss cut pair is from the right tails 4-The dimensional sentiment (on teal cardstock) from the Miss Kate Cuttables Celebrate Title, with debossed letters and cut around the whole word (on the largest outline of the word which is darker gray), 5-A star balloon (on teal cardstock) from the Miss Kate Cuttables New Years Balloons file, debossed  on the circles and edge accents and cut out with its string.


Penny Spinner Card

Back in 2013 we shared this card designed by Joanna Wright for National Scrapbook Day and the files were available for only a few short hours. It's such a cool idea, and we've had requests for the files ever since, so today we are re-releasing this project with the files for Craft Room Members. Download the files and start out by making this card. Once you have the concept down, use this idea with any number of files from the Craft Room for a WOW card that is sure to impress!


MME Color Palette

InVue Color Palette: MME My ...

My Mind's Eye now has beautiful cardstock that cuts nicely on the Pazzles machines.  Over the next 8 weeks, we will be releasing color palettes to include all of their colors.  Today is the last of those 8. For InVue Users: Click on the color palette link below and save to your computer. Browse to the saved location and right click on the MME My Colors 8.scp file.



Home Decor Vacation Shaker Frame

Have you ever had something like sand, seashells or any other very small piece of memorabilia that you didn't know how to share?   This week's project was created with just this in mind. While on vacation, Jeff and I picked up some very tiny seashells that were perfectly shaped, but too small for basic display, so I began thinking of ideas of how to display them.  I thought of shaker cards, but that was just not going to work.  That is when I realized I could do a simple frame with a shaker box on it.  This would allow me to put the year, location, add a photo, and have the memorabilia all in one place.


No Class August 28, 2016

Just a reminder that there is no class this week. This would be a great time to review some videos or just spend the day with family or crafting.


InVue Software Video: Outline

This weeks video is using the Outline Tool in the InVue software. With the ability to Preview your outline as you make your decisions on the size of your outline and how you want it to look on the corners. The Outline Tool is so useful in creating mats and layers to give life to many projects. Outline This video will teach you how to use the Outline Tool. Whether you want to mat a single photo or create many layers, the Outline tool will help you do that.



Yurt Lantern

Yurt Shaped Lantern

Our family likes to go tent camping, so I started this project with the idea of a dome tent. I looked through the Pazzles Craft Room for a 3D project with a dome shape that I might use for the tent. I found the Hot Air Balloon Box design with a nice dome shape, so decided to use the top portion of that file for my tent. After I cut it out, my husband commented that it looked more like a Yurt. When I looked up Yurt, I learned that it is a portable, round tent, covered with skins or felt, and used as a dwelling.  The structure includes latticework for walls. That gave me the idea to add a section of lattice around the walls of my design to make a Yurt. You will find the resulting Yurt file in the Pazzles Craft Room.


Popsicle Shaped Card

Pen Tool: Popsicle Card

Summer time is always a good time for a cool treat.  Why not have a party and invite people over to enjoy?  If you are not using your Pen Tool this is a great time to pull it out and have fun.  For this project I used the Popsicles file in the Craft Room then created a duplicate and welded the two together to make the card shape. The outside of the card I used purple card stock for the base and layered the orange and white on top. I used my Pen Tool to draw the letters for 'Let's Celebrate' and the inside of the card.


Mixed Media Stencils Cutting Collection: ...

Today's collection is something totally different. This set of 12 Mixed Media Stencils can be used a number of different ways. Maybe you are a mixed media expert and you know just what you want to make with these, but maybe you are like me and are a little intimidated by this artsy style. This is a chance to try something new and fun. The files include a card sized stencil and a scrapbook border stencil. When you buy these stencils one at a time, they can get spendy, but you can make a dozen for just a few dollars with this collection.



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